Get a Head Start in Your Academic Career

The Academic Leadership for Residents program is a hands-on internship for residents in advanced education programs, designed to impart productive guidance methods and constructive management techniques for a resident's future success in academic settings.

Academic Leadership for Residents

The ALR program is a competency-based course that helps residents develop the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors consistent among academic leaders.

In addition to the exchange of information, the experience provides rich interprofessional relationship-building and networking opportunities.

Providing exceptional quality training, the program will challenge residents’ assumptions about academic careers and expand their horizons with a focus on these objectives:

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills vital for academic leadership
  2. Enhance capacity for teaching and learning
  3. Develop research skills

Download the ALR Brochure


Phase I: September 14-16, 2019 (Atlanta, GA)
Phase II: February 8-10, 2020 (Las Vegas, NV)


Tuition: $1,000 (Tuition payment is not required to submit an application, but it is due upon acceptance to the program.)

To enroll in the program and for scholarship consideration, interested residents should click the “Register” button to begin the application process. In addition to a completed application, other requirements are a current resume or CV, recommendation letter from the applicant’s program director, and an essay about the resident’s interest in academia and career goals.

Application review began July 31, 2019. Space is limited. Submit the completed application and all supporting materials as soon as possible for consideration. For more information, contact the Internship Director, Dr. Marcia Ditmyer at


Download the 2020 agenda here.

Coursework enhances skills in 3 areas:

Educational Research

  1. Instructional design & course planning
  2. Assessing student competence
  3. Clinical and didactic teaching
  4. Assessing progress toward clinical competency
  5. Motivational interviewing
  6. Evaluating learning styles
  7. Working with students who have challenge

Academic Leadership & Career Planning

  1. Strategic thinking
  2. Financial management
  3. Collaborations and partnerships
  4. Faculty and staff development and oversight
  5. Negotiation and influence
  6. Conflict management
  7. Interpersonal skills
  8. Emotional intelligence
  9. Work-life balance

Teaching & Learning

  1. Identify and define a unique research niche
  2. Review and evaluate research and related reports
  3. Research study design and construction
  4. Data collection
  5. Interpretation and evaluation of findings and implication


  • It was comforting to know that our issues and challenges are similar and not unique to my school or profession. I was particularly encouraged to learn techniques on academic leadership from my peers in the health profession."

    Dr. Karla Georges, The University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine

  • I am a believer in lifelong learning and regularly take steps to improve my understanding of leadership.  CAAMP provided an intensive three-day workshop with an incredibly diverse group of participants from many professions and disciplines.  This approach was timely and relevant from the lens of inter-professional education and practice.  This experience has given me a much clearer picture of the challenges these professions are faced with and thereby gave me a better understanding of how that impacts our practice."

    Dr. Holly Diesel, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College

Scholarship Opportunities

AAL is proud to present a variety of scholarship opportunities.

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